OregonMy public library must love me. They actually honor my (frequent) purchase requests. I like to think I have great literary taste, but perhaps I’m just convincing.

One of my goals is to build their collection of local authors. Luckily, there’s no shortage of talent.

Recently, the Oregon Book Award finalists were announced. My reading list has just exploded.

Here’s a few more of my favorite Oregon authors:

1) Diana Abu-Jaber (fiction)
2) Dorianne Laux (poetry)
3) Charles Goodrich (non-fiction)
4) Kathleen Dean Moore (creative non-fiction)
5) Roland Smith (young adult)